Fantastic Moon came from last to first to win the Candy Kittens Solario Stakes at Sandown under a determined William Buick ride.
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Jeremy Noseda's charge had won a Newmarket novice stakes on debut in July and was the last to challenge in this Group Three contest.
Up front Tha'ir had set sail for home under Silvestre De Sousa and fellow joint-favourite Master Of War was rallying under Richard Hughes but Buick had timed things to perfection aboard the 3-1 winner.
He was in front a stride from the line for a head success from Tha'ir (9-4 joint-favourite) with Master Of War a similar distance away in third.
Sky Bet introduced the winner at 25-1 for next year's QIPCO 2000 Guineas.
Buick said: "He's a really nice horse. I won on him at Newmarket and I really liked him. It was a big step up here, but Jeremy said he should run very well. He's done well today and I'm very happy.
"It was a funny little race, I didn't know how it was going to pan out and I'm glad he got there. He was always doing enough and when he met the rising ground he stayed on."
Noseda, who won this race 12 months ago with Talwar, said: "Delighted. I really wanted to run him in a conditions race over a mile but I couldn't find a suitable race so I came here.
"Thank goodness it was a stiff seven. He'll stay a mile no problem and he'll stay a mile and a quarter. He's a nice horse and he's done nothing wrong.
"I said to William to just jump him out of the stalls and ride him as he found him. We'll see how he comes back, he could be a Royal Lodge or Racing Post Trophy kind of horse. We'll see how it goes, but he could be that type of horse."